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'Chaser' - Game Engine Details & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce the first official details of the gaming engine that will power the cutting-edge first-person shoot ‘em up, Chaser, the PC CD Rom game scheduled for a UK release in Q2 2003. Read more for details as well as a few new screens ...

Thrustmaster Enters The Era Of 'GBA SP'

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrustmaster is pleased to announce the upcoming release on themarket of three accessories for Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo’s latest handheld console:the Thrustmaster Starter Pack, Thrustmaster Carry Bag and Thrustmaster Protector Pouch.These three accessories will be available in Europe at the end of March 2003, to coincide with the GBA SP’s release.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL Launches Gamebryo At Game Developers Conference

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL today released its much anticipated 3D graphics toolkit and engine, Gamebryo (www.gamebryo.com), at the Game Developers Conference. Gamebryo, the next step in the evolution of game development, is a cross-platform 3D graphics toolkit and engine that offers game developers unparalleled flexibility with crafting cutting-edge 3D technology in their games. Gamebryo, based on NDL's NetImmerse technology, also gives game developers the unique ability to leverage and extend their legacy tools in creative ways.

'Dynasty Warriors 3' Wins GDC Award

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 10:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dynasty continues for KOEI Corporation and developer Omega Force as Animation Magazine named Dynasty Warriors the winner for Best Overall Game Animation at the 2003 Game Developers Conference in San Jose. The category represents the best use of animation in all aspects of game design. As Overall Winner, Dynasty Warriors series developer Omega Force will receive one seat of 3ds max courtesy of Discreet.

'GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing features more than 90 authentic cars with upgradable parts from 10 top car manufacturers. Players choose and unlock cars with different acceleration, top speeds, and handling in order to master the 46 tracks included in this pocket racer. Race against a pack of computer cars or grab a friend and race head-to-head using the GBA link cable.

'Trade Wars: Dark Millennium' Is Now Called 'Exarch'

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation today announced details of its upcoming online game, Exarch. The project is under development by Realm Interactive, and was previously identified under the working title of Trade Wars: Dark Millennium. Exarch (pronounced ex'-ark) features a fast-paced action RPG combat experience set in an enormous virtual world. Players can explore, battle and quest in multiple environments including mystical forests and foreboding alien catacombs. The sci-fi fantasy style allows players to forge into battle with classic melee-style weapons and armor such as chain mail and long swords or futuristic armaments such as power armor and plasma guns.

'UnrealSpeed' - UT2003 Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since this is turning out to be a boring news day, why not dig up some mod stuff. Noticed on HomeLan that UnrealSpeed, a racing mod for Unreal Tournament 2003, has been released. Drive a car, gliding through the twists and turns to win the race. Your car is (optionally) heavily armed, so shoot your opponent into pieces if he isn’t letting you get past him. Or drop a mine behind you to get rid of people that are trying to overtake you. UnrealSpeed uses on a lap-based system, the track goes in laps. All you need to do is drive smarter and faster than your opponents. Read more for download links ...

'Highland Warriors' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Highland Warriors has over 30 single player missions and allows players to create an infinite number of multi-player missions and stage epic battles using the game’s map editor and hundreds of battle units. The game’s unique customizable game interface allows users to redesign the game presentation to suit an individual player’s ability. Drag and drop buttons, screens, a mini map, and direct access to characters can be customized according to a player’s sensibility. DataBecker just let us know that the first patch for Highland Warriors has been released! The patch updates graphics, bugs, and adds some features to the game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Great Escape' (PC/Xbox/PS2) Coming This Summer - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi Games today announced that its WWII escape adventure game, The Great Escape, will hit the Xbox, PS2 and PC this summer. The game "offers a unique variety of gameplay that takes you from slow, tension filled stealth scenes to adrenalin-filled action and chase sequences. Fans of the film, and all gamers will appreciate this masterpiece".